Thursday, June 18, 2015

My Second Passion

     I've been sewing since I was five years old.  My grandmother (DeeDee) taught me how to embroider.  The dime store sold a prepatterned material encased in a plastic frame with a simple design to make it easy for children to learn.
     I sewed most of my college clothes, then the children's clothes and my husbands work shirts.
And then I discovered QUILTING!  At first it was some very awkward looking scraps thrown together for dog covers for the back of our old school bus yellow VW van.  Then I progressed to aplique and trapunto.  But, piecing has always been the standby when I start to feel guilty about all the fabric cluttering my closet.  You quilters know all about "the Stash"!

My sewing/craft room

     I just started a light coverlet quilt for the summer.  Here I'll show you my progress so far.  And in future posts I'll show the finished product.  Hopefully very soon.

     I've just sewn strips together, then cut them every 3".  These will be sewn together to make squares which will be sewn together in rows that will be joined to make the quilt top. 

     This is one I sewed about fifteen years ago.  But it is somewhat similar to the one I'm working on now.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Y'all!

    Love quilts. My Human has one that was made for her when she was born, plus a number of other old ones that were all hand sewn.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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